The Parish of Houghton-le-Spring is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found here http://www.stmichaels-hls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SG-Pol-21.pdf
To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to St Michael's, Houghton-le-spring please contact either
- the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Kevin Bond, on 07931 937171, [email protected]
- the Parish Priest, Rev'd John Barron, on 0191 584 7657, [email protected].
Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller - she can be contacted as follows:
Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
Mobile: 07968 034075
For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages: https://durhamdiocese.org/category/safeguarding/)
Local Authority Social Services: 0191 520 5560 (children) 0191 520 5552 (vulnerable adults).
If there is any immediate Risk or Danger please contact the Police on 999.